Saturday, July 23rd, 2011


NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner Swatches Sneak Peek

NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a new (and permanent) long-wearing pencil eyeliner that is available in nine shades (though two have not yet been made available online). They’re touted to have 12-hour wear with no smearing or caking. Each eyeliner twists up and also has a built-in sharpener. I’m not ready to write-up a full review quite yet (one trial does not a review make!), but so far, my experience has been positive–and I was worried, because I had a terrible experience with NARS Eyeliner Pencils previously.

Available shades:

  • Abbey Road Iridescent turquoise
  • Bourbon Street Purple
  • Madison Ave. Slate grey
  • Rue Bonaparte Light almond
  • Rue de Rivoli Metallic forest green
  • Rue Saint-Honore Deep royal blue
  • Santa Monica Blvd. White
  • Via Appia Copper brown
  • Via Veneto Black

See swatches!


Santa Monica Blvd., Rue Bonaparte, Abbey Road, Rue Saint-Honore, Via Appia, Madison Ave., Via Veneto


Santa Monica Blvd., Rue Bonaparte, Abbey Road, Rue Saint-Honore, Via Appia, Madison Ave., Via Veneto


NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner


Santa Monica Blvd., Rue Bonaparte, Abbey Road, Rue Saint-Honore, Via Appia, Madison Ave., Via Veneto


NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Santa Monica Blvd. Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Abbey Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Rue Saint-Honore Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Via Appia Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Madison Ave.Larger Than Life Eyeliner


NARS Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner

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56 thoughts on “NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner Swatches Sneak Peek

  1. Avatar of Amandine Hinahon

    I think i’m in love with Abbey Road *_*

  2. I absolutely love the look of Abbey Road and Rue Saint-Honore, they’re beautiful!

  3. Oh my! Those are absolutely gorgeous! :o

  4. Avatar of artemis artemis

    I love the turquoise

  5. Rita

    I was just two weeks ago on Rue Bonaparte! Maybe I should get that one.. looking forward to the review.

  6. Maddy

    would Rue Bonaparte look good on the waterline to brighten the eye?

    • Avatar of Marina Marina

      That’s what I thought as soon I saw it! If it stays well enough on the waterline and does brighten though, the price would be worth it.

  7. Jessica

    I hope that they will be long lasting enough! Looking forward to your review!

  8. Avatar of rachael Rachael

    They are ALL amazing. I want everyone. Too bad they are so expensive. I will try to pick up 1 or 2 of them anyway.

  9. Connie

    Rue Saint-Honore is gorgeous!

  10. Marie

    Ha! The two I’m most interested in are the ones unavailable yet (the purple and the green).
    But oh my, tahnks to this sneak peek, I can tell Rue Saint Honoré is going to be mine! Rue Bonaparte can be great for the waterline. I also like Santa Monica because it’s a true white.

  11. Iciar

    Can they be used on the waterline? Rue Saint-Honoré is sooo pretty

  12. Meh, I have so many UDs, these may be a pass for me. Maybe I’ll get the Madison Ave one, but the rest look like I have decently comparable shades already.

  13. Jill

    Love the look of Rue Sainte-Honore! Can’t wait to try these.

  14. lauraa

    FINALLY nars comes out with good eye pencils!!!!!!!!!!!! want all!

  15. GinaTheresa

    I was so hoping they would include a gorgeous teal color like Kaliste in this new formula! Oh well . . .

  16. Rue saint-honoré is beauuuuuutiful!! I can’t wait to read the review :)

  17. I’m always on the lookout for the long-wearing yet creamy eye liners, so these tickle my fancy. I woukd be interested to find out how these compare to Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil, whhich I love.

  18. Holly

    Are these waterline – safe?

  19. Devi

    Huzzah! They actually seem to work pretty well! Not anything I’d buy personally, but they seem better than those Soft Touch Shadow Pencils, so there’s a good thing. :D

  20. karen

    I hope the product justifies the price; $23 is much too steep for 0.02 oz of product :(

  21. NARS Rue Saint-Honore Larger Than Life Eyeliner & NARS Abbey Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner look simply gorgeous :)

  22. Maggie

    $23 for 0.02oz? Yikes!

    • Julia

      MAC Technakohls are $14.50 for .012 ounce, so it’s actually comparable to other “mechanical” twist-up eyeliner pencils.

      • Julia

        Oh, and Clinique Quickliner pencils are .01oz for $15.

      • When I learned it was twist-up, it didn’t seem so bad, but at first glance, most pencil eyeliners are 0.04 oz.! I know when I first photographed and was just reading the box, I was like, “WTF? 0.02 oz.?!?” I have to see how the waste is when you use the sharpener, though.

        • Julia

          Yea, I’ve found that twist-up pencils are usually half the amount, but priced more. I’m not a fan of that, but NARS is by no means alone in the price/oz. Hopefully you’ll find that the sharpener won’t waste a ton of product!

  23. Leticia Centeno

    Very pretty but I`m so sad Nordstrom doesn`t have it. = [

  24. AmyD

    abbey road, wow…be still my beating heart :)

  25. Julia

    I love abbey road, rue bonaparte, and madison ave. I’m glad so far you’re liking them, I was worried these wouldn’t live up to their swatches!!

  26. Jan

    I need Rue Bonaparte

  27. Avatar of Marina Marina

    Via Appia will be mine! It’s gorgeous and I think it will go well with my blue eyes! All of these have such a beautiful sheen and color though!

  28. Avatar of Alix Alix

    St. Honoré looks gorgeous. I’m intrigued by Rue Bonaparte — what would you use a color like that for? Not bright enough to highlight, not dark enough to define…

    • i’d use a color like that on my waterline..gives you a more awake look, and isn’t as noticeable as using a stark white pencil on the waterline

  29. so excited…i just bought Rue Saint Honore the other day from online and i can’t wait to get it in!

  30. Mo

    These look sooooo nice!

  31. Thanks for the sneak peek! Can’t wait for the full review – your blog is the best because you give the products a real trial before you post your findings. You haven’t led me astray once!

  32. Violet

    Hope you do a side-by-side comparison with some of the belowed Milani pencils. HG of eyeliner pencils! Although some of these colours are quite interesting. Madison Ave., Rue Bonaparte, Rue Saint-Honore.. And I love the names! Need one called Penny Lane!

  33. Kelly

    Rue Saint-Honore looks amaaaaaaaaazing!

  34. Ohmygosh. *picks jaw off floor*

  35. meme

    Christine – how do you think the wear time and lack of transfer on these compare to UD 24/7? I am interested in a few shades. I do find trouble with those type of sharpeners on the ends here – they never work for me.

    • I’m still testing these out!

      • meme

        Thanks, be watching to see what you find on the wear/transferability on these. I do so well with UD 24-7 in those depts..though unless set with the new UD All Nighter or an old BE fixative I have – the bottom line of UD will smudge after about 4 hrs on me.

  36. meme

    Call me traditional, but I am all about Via Vento – but then also needing a true dark matte black right now. I lost in a purse somewhere my last 24/7 UD in zero. Ugh.

  37. Melissa

    I really hope the beige one lasts on the waterline.

  38. ak

    They all look pretty and strongly pigmented. I want to take a look at Rue Bonaparte as a pencil to possibly use on my waterline to make my eyes look bigger because the white Santa Monica Blvd. is too white. Christine can you please tell me when this collection will go outside of the US? I’m in London at the moment.

    • I’m not sure – the info I get is typically only for U.S. (I have tried to get on UK/Euro distribution lists but to no avail) – and they list narscosmetics.com for availability only. If it does emerge outside of U.S., I would expect August/September.

  39. Leticia Centeno

    Rue Bonaparte and Madison Ave must be mine as soon as it is available at Nordstrom (I`m in Brazil and NARS do not accept out-of-the-US billing address even if the shipping address in the States = /

  40. Avatar of Denise DENISE

    I absolutely adore Rue Saint-Honore and Via Appia! Wow, all of these lovely choices could drive a girl to bankruptcy! I love them all!

  41. These are amazing! I love Abbey Road the most.

  42. bebe

    Hi C can you PLEASE TRY the white one (Santa Monica Blvd) in your waterline?? thanks in advance.

  43. This colors are really cool and gorgeous.

  44. Monica

    I’ve completely fallen in love with NARS lately!!

  45. Saffy

    The bronze/brown one is beautiful, if they wear well on the waterline I’ll definitely pick it up.

  46. Wonderful colors..